That same comfortable feeling one get's from intimately expressing themselves with their dearest of friends over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, is how I feel when I begin each blank canvas. I know that I am completely free to tap into my deepest feelings and honestly express passionate emotions through layers of color with both palette knife and brush.
As the colors merge and run, the direction of the painting begins to manifest. Trusting my intuition...orientation and focal points are established. Broad strokes are balanced by intricate strokes of detail as each cluster of grapes grow on the canvas just as they would the vine. Intrigue, balance and depth are created by the use and absence of both color and space.
I feel confident the piece is ‘finished’ when, what once was a blank canvas, is now looking back at me with a soul of it’s own. From the depth of the realism to the mystery of the abstraction...the piece is now ready to touch the heart and engage the mind of the viewer. What started out as my confidant is now my soul mate.